Questions and Answers for 2013 Miken RZR BBCOR: ABRZR3 Adult
What is the difference between the Miken RZR and the Miken RZR SHOK. They are both listed as being one-piece fully alloy design bats being made from T3000 alloy?
The 2013 Miken RZR SHOK BBCOR: ABSHK3 Adult bat will feature a lower MOI compared the the regular RZR. This will help the bat feel more balanced. Also, the SHOK will provide a massive sweet spot design.
How would you compare this to the 2012 Demarini Vexxum or the last Demarini M2M? I'm 6' 150 lbs. and a junior in high school varsity.
The Miken RZR BBCOR, the DeMarini M2M, and the DeMarini Vexxum will all be balanced bats. The Miken RZR will be a one piece bat, whereas the Vexxum and the MRM will be two-piece bats which will help cut down on vibration.
If I am a contact hitter, which BBCOR bat should I choose?
For a contact hitter any balanced bat would be great. The 2013 Miken RZR BBCOR: ABRZR3 Adult is balanced and would be ideal for any contact hitter.
I'm a power hitter, would you say this bat would be a smart choice for me?
The 2013 Miken RZR BBCOR: ABRZR3 Adult is a great bat and the one-piece design is typically ideal for power hitters, but you should try something a little more end loaded, such as the Easton XL3.
Would you recommend the Miken RZR or the Marucci Team?
The 2013 Miken RZR BBCOR: ABRZR3 Adult is a great bat, but I would recommend the Marucci Team. It is made with a higher grade alloy material for better performance.
Honestly, I'd love to know how solid the Miken RZR is. I am a sophomore playing High School ball and was wondering if this is the type for a High School Player? I like Mikens but is this bat under priced, underrated, under bought, or just not a great bat compared to the Rip-It. Can this bat compete with the others, or is it just not as good.
The 2013 Miken RZR BBCOR: ABRZR3 Adult is a great bat. It has great reviews and I love it because it has a massive sweet spot. The RIP-IT Prototype has better quality with it's rifle barrel technology.
I just ordered the 2013 Miken RZR BBCOR: ABRZR3 Adult and I was wondering if this is a good bat that will get me through the high school JV season? Does this bat have good pop?
The 2013 Miken RZR BBCOR: ABRZR3 Adult bat is a good one-piece alloy bat with balanced swing weight and a large sweet spot. It has thinner walls for maximum performance and should be a good bat for a JV high school season.
How does this bat compare to the Rawlings 5150 adult? Would this bat be recommended for a power hitter?
The 2013 Miken RZR and the Rawlings 5150 are very similar. They are both one-piece alloy bats. The Miken RZR has a massive sweet spot and has a very balanced swing weight. The Rawilngs 5150 has great pop and is recommended for power hitters.
Is this bat approved for USSSA tournaments?
Yes, the 2013 Miken RZR BBCOR: ABRZR3 Adult is BBCOR certified, making it legal for USSSA play.
Is this bats weight distributed evenly or is it end heavy?
The 2013 Miken RZR BBCOR: ABRZR3 is a balanced bat.
I see the Miken is made in china. Is the 2013 Nike Aero M1 BBCOR bat USA made?
No, unfortunately the Nike Aero M1 BBCOR bat is not made in the USA.
Other than the brand,price,color, etc. What is the difference between the RZR and the Demarini M2M?
The DeMarini M2M is a two piece alloy so it will have some flex when you swing it, whereas the Miken RZR is a one piece alloy.
I just bought this bat and when I drop it to run to first base it makes a loud vibration noise. My coach thinks it is broken but the bat still has a lot of pop, I dont know what to do.
If the bat still has good pop I would continue to use it. If you would like to send that back to Miken for a replacement you could do that, because Miken has a full 12 month warranty on with that bat.
Would the Miken RZR be more stiff or less stiff compared to the Exogrid 2?
The 2013 Miken RZR BBCOR: ABRZR3 Adult will be the same in regards to stiffness as compared to the Louisville Slugger Exogrid 2.
Is this bat durable?
Yes the 2013 Miken RZR is a very durable one-piece fully aluminum design that is covered by Miken's full 12 month manufacturer's warranty.
Is this bat extremely balanced? Is it as balanced as the Easton Speed bats or the Rawlings 5150 VELO?
Yes the 2013 Miken RZR is a balanced bat. Here is a link to compare all three of these great bats. http://www.justbats.com/compare/
I'm more of a power hitter, would the 2013 Miken RZR or the Easton XL2 be more stiffer?
The RZR is a one piece bat. The XL2 is a two piece bat. The RZR will be stiffer.
My coach said that the Miken RZR and the Rawlings 5150 are the same bat just different paint is that true?
This is not true, and in no way possible. Miken and Rawlings are completely different companies. Both are one piece alloy bats, with similar performance, but the type of alloy used in a little different between the two.
How does this bat compare to the 2013 Nike Aero M1 BBCOR?
Both bats are great bats. Since they are both one piece alloy bats and are very balanced, they will perform pretty similarly. The difference is they are just made out of different alloys. Again, both bats are great choices and you can't really go wrong with either!
When will you have a video review of this bat?
We are scheduled to have the ABRZR3 video up on our website within the next two weeks.
Can you please tell me if this bat is made in the USA or China?? Thanks so much! Jon C
Miken bats are produced in China.
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